St Andrew’s, Hampton Bishop

St Andrews, Hampton Bishop


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  • OS Grid Ref: SO 566 378
  • Road Reference: Brown signpost off B4224
  • Open 9.00 – 4.00 daily
  • W.C in adjoining Village Hall
  • Car parking available
  • Disabled access
  • Website
  • Support from English Heritage, HHCT and NCT

St Andrews Hampton BishopInteresting, picturesque Norman Church with a distinctive half timbered belfry on top of its tower. It has an unusual ground plan and medieval roof timbers.

Much of the original Norman building remains intact.

Unusual stone reredos in north chapel.

When he lived just up the road at Plas Gwyn, Sir Edward Elgar often visited the church and played the fine Nicholson & Lord organ. His composition Elegy for Strings Op 58 was inspired by the view from nearby Mordiford Bridge.

Impressive stained glass window by Thomas William Camm.

Outside is a 14th Century churchyard cross.

The Wye Valley Walk goes through the village and passes within two hundred meters of the church.

Food and drink available at the ‘Bunch of Carrots’ public house nearby on the B4224.

St Andrews Hampton Bishop
St Andrews Hampton Bishop